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Paul Chaney: Pavilion re-build drop-in days and workshops

15 June - 29 June 2019

Leading up to this summer’s Planning Matters programme, Paul Chaney will be rebuilding the experimental pavilion he installed at Kestle Barton in 2015. The original pavilion, Encampment Supreme, explored the possibilities for what Chaney calls ‘the apocalyptic vernacular’—an experimental architectural fusion of post-consumer waste products and locally found natural elements. The main body of the pavilion is built using a skeleton of locally-harvested willow and sycamore, and uses a ‘bender’ style construction based on an ancient northern European structure common among nomadic workers. The rebuilt pavilion will feature new engineering details to improve longevity and a bespoke canvas cover made by local architectural sailmaker Dave Buchanan.

Pavilion rebuild drop-in days are an opportunity to visit Paul Chaney and the construction team at the site of the Pavilion rebuild to help out and learn new skills. Or just come along to see how things are going and to chat about low-impact construction techniques and building with small section green wood.

Ticketed workshops:

A series of practical workshops led by experts exploring the possibilities for working with green wood coinciding with Pavilion rebuild drop-in days.

Saturday 15th June: Guerilla Forestry and wooden mallet making with James Fergusson
13:00 – 17:00 (half day)
Ticket price £10

Sunday 16th June: charcoal making with James Fergusson
13:00 – 17:00 (half day)
Ticket Price £10

Saturday 29th June: Cornwall Woodland Workshop skills with Jamie Lovekin (cleaving, shaving, carving and weaving with traditional tools)
10:00 – 17:00 (full day)
Ticket price £15

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